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Land of the Giants 

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A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

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Irwin Allen
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2   1  
1970   1969   1968  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Conway ...  Capt. Steve Burton 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Don Matheson ...  Mark Wilson 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Stefan Arngrim ...  Barry Lockridge 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Don Marshall ...  Dan Erickson 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Deanna Lund ...  Valerie Scott 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Heather Young ...  Betty Hamilton 51 episodes, 1968-1970
Kurt Kasznar ...  Alexander B. Fitzhugh 51 episodes, 1968-1970
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The Spindrift, a sub-oribital spaceship on a flight from Los Angeles to London, became lost when it passed through a strange cloud in the ship's orbit around Earth. It landed on an alternate Earth-type planet, where the inhabitants were roughly twelve times the size of the Spindrift's passengers. Our heroes include the ship's captain (Steve Burton), co-pilot (Dan) and stewardess (Betty); an arrogant engineer (Mark); a sexy jet-setter (Valerie); a young boy (Barry) and his dog Chipper; and a mysterious rogue known as Commander Fitzhugh. Together they battle the planet's totalitarian government, try to avoid capture, and attempt to repair the Spindrift so they can get back home. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Mini-people - playthings in a world of giant tormentors!

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Sci-Fi

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Prior to the show being green lighted for production, Irwin Allen showed the network executives a six minute presentation film, which featured Allen's storyboard of the pilot. However, there were some differences. First, Burton's name wasn't Steve, but Tim. Also, the character that would become Fitzhugh was originally named Peter Lingelhopper. However, the biggest difference was that there was no Valerie. The second female castaway was originally going to be a female doctor named Joan Templeton, who was heading to London to take part in an international science conference. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes the women appear wearing different clothes. It is not explained where they get these. See more »

Alternate Versions

Starting in March 2008, the American Life TV Network has aired second season prints that use the first season's theme music in the main title sequence while retaining the second season title's visuals. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who: Survival: Part One (1989) See more »

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We were all in a Land of Giants
1 May 2007 | by jimprax-1See all my reviews

Having just read all the comments I had an idea of why this show made such a strong impression on so many.

It seems many of the people that were fans were kids when this first aired (I was six, probably became truly imprinted on my neural circuits in early syndication). I believe this show connected so much with its audience because as young children we all felt in some way that we were living in a Land of the Giants and so we identified very much with all the characters.

Anyway, sorry for the cheesy pop psychiatry, but that's my theory and I'm sticking with it.

Now if I can only figure out why I loved so many other 60's/70's TV sci-fi (Star Trek, Lost In Space, UFO, Space 1999, etc)


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22 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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